02nd March 2022 (Nurse)

Role: Nurse
Days: Full time
Description: University of Bristol

Position Available: Research Dental Nurse, Dental School

Reference: SUPP108237

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The role (a high-level description of the job, team etc.):

 The Dental Clinical Trials Unit conducts clinical trials of dental products and is recruiting a research dental nurse to join the team. The post holder will work as a dental nurse on the dental clinical trials with the study dentist(s) and co-ordinators. Work will be chairside in clinic, but also involve recruiting study volunteers and completing study paperwork.


What will you be doing? (key elements and duties the post-holder will carry out):

Working as a dental nurse on research studies, you will work with the existing dental nurse, and support the research dentist chairside in clinic recording dental clinical scores of, for example, plaque or sensitivity. This will also involve preparing the dental bay and wiping down afterwards and ensuring all instruments and paperwork needed for the study is ready to be delivered to the dental bay on study days.

You will recruit study volunteers, contacting those on the dental clinical trials database who have expressed an interest in taking part in dental clinical trials, taking/following up phone calls/emails from potential study participants who have contacted the Unit in response to a poster/bulletin advert about specific studies. You will arrange appointments for volunteers on existing studies and those who wish to be screened for new studies, ensuring that this latter group have the participant information sheet and instructions regarding the upcoming study appointment.

Clinical trials require accurate recording of study data/completion of study paperwork, this may be in paper copy or captured in an e-database, you will be responsible for completing paperwork according to your specific role in the study.

You will also be involved in the receipt and storage of study products, ensuring that they are stored in line with the instructions provided and are all accounted for.

You may also be involved in some basic administrative tasks for the team, helping with ordering of stationery and PPE.


You should apply if (what experience is necessary for candidates to possess, to drive self-selection):

  • You are an experienced dental nurse with current GDC registration.
  • You are able to work under pressure and prioritise effectively.
  • You have excellent communication and IT skills.

Ideally, we would also like you to have experience of working in a research environment on dental clinical trials and have completed good clinical practice training.

Contact : Dr Maria Davies: [email protected]
Website: www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs